The Portable Creative Writing Workshop

Book offers creative writing suggestions for poets and fiction writers and also offers advice from two dozen Irish and international poets, writers, and playwrights.

Author: Pat Boran

Publisher: Salmon Poetry

ISBN: UOM:39015047443083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Book offers creative writing suggestions for poets and fiction writers and also offers advice from two dozen Irish and international poets, writers, and playwrights.

The Portable Poetry Workshop

This book explores the art of writing poetry from a practice-based perspective. Split into three sections, it covers poetic form, tropes, structural devices and approaches poets have developed and used in their work.

Author: Nigel McLoughlin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137605962

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 488


This book explores the art of writing poetry from a practice-based perspective. Split into three sections, it covers poetic form, tropes, structural devices and approaches poets have developed and used in their work. Each chapter unpacks a particular concept or form, then demonstrates how this works through examples and creative exercises.

The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with: • Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity • Clear instruction on the craft behind the art • ...

Author: New New York Writers Workshop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 309


Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition. Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn't because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in the MFA program in one book. Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with: • Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity • Clear instruction on the craft behind the art • Detailed reading lists to expand your literary horizons • Exercises to improve your writing endeavors By heeding the advice in The Portable MFA, you will gain the wisdom and experience of some of today's greatest teachers, all for just the price of a book.

Heart on the Page

The book is a valuable resource for staff or volunteers who wish to incorporate therapeutic writing for healing, self-awareness and creative expression with clients and for their own self-care.

Author: Wendy Brown-Baez

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1543983308


Page: 186

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HEART ON THE PAGE: A PORTABLE WRITING WORKSHOP is an inspirational guide for individual writers and writing instructors who work in institutions, non-profit organizations, and healing centers. It interweaves stories of workshops held in community spaces with practical advice on how to guide, encourage and inspire writers who may not think of themselves as writers but have a story to tell. Suggestions of specific poems and prompts to access intuitive guidance and unblock creativity are interwoven with writing exercises. Writing and sharing stories activates the ability to find meaning after trauma, loss, or transition. The book is valuable for individuals who write on their own and staff or volunteers who work either one-on-one or in groups. It is a resource for those wishing to incorporate the arts as a part of integrative medicine and those who wish to develop deeper self-awareness for their own self-care while providing service and care for others.Heart on the Page is a compilation of the life's work of Wendy Brown-Báez, creator of Writing Circles for Healing. She has facilitated writing workshops for more than fifteen years in community spaces including human service and arts non-profits; institutions such as schools, prisons and libraries; healing centers; spiritual centers and yoga studios; bookstores and arts organizations. The poems and prompts were used successfully in her workshops and she offers tips and suggestions on how to engage participants with physical or emotional health challenges."In order to move deeper into the intuitive imagination, to dive for the story that haunts us and will not let go or the story that is our transformative healing story, we need to silence the critic and pay attention to the innate storyteller." --from Heart on the Page"It was in reading Heart on the Page that I finally and fully understood Wendy's teaching. Her approach to writing... rooted in life, and loss and, importantly, the will to find a path back to light. For Wendy, rebuilding happened through words. She wrote her way back, not just to surviving, but to vibrancy. She developed a writing practice, which is to say, she developed a practice of turning pain into art."--Jennifer Bowen-Hicks, founder and artistic director of MPWW

The Portable Writer s Conference

On the way back from Santa Cruz , I was thinking a creative writing workshop leader is more like a football coach than he or she is like a teacher .

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 1884956572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.

New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems by Pat Boran is a generous selection of poems, spanning 15 years, from one of Ireland's best-known younger poets.

Author: Pat Boran

Publisher: Salt Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015063276664


Page: 185

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New and Selected Poems by Pat Boran is a generous selection of poems, spanning 15 years, from one of Ireland's best-known younger poets. "A writer of great tenderness and lyricism" (according to Agenda magazine), Boran makes poems which often examine the changing nature of contemporary Ireland but which are "shot through with a hunted, almost visionary light" (Poetry Ireland Review).

The Handbook of Creative Writing

The New York Writers Workshop (2006), The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, Cincinnati: Writer's Digest. Proposal for MFA in Creative Writing and ...

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 726


In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Creative Writing

Boran, Pat (1999) The Portable Creative Writing Workshop, Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare: Salmon. Lochhead, Liz (1984) 'Dreaming Frankenstein' in Dreaming ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

View: 244


Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Fiction Across Borders

The Creative Writing Coursebook : Forty Writers Share Advice and Exercises for Poetry and Prose . ... The Portable Creative Writing Workshop .

Author: Shameem Black

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.

Composition Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities

George Mason University's “Digital Creative Writingcourse is a “combined workshop and studio course in technological and aesthetic issues of reading and ...

Author: Adam Koehler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice. Composition, Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities is the first book to bring these three fields together to open up new opportunities and directions for creative writing studies. Placing the rise of Creative Writing Studies alongside the rise of the digital humanities in Composition/Rhetoric, Adam Koehler shows that the use of new media and its attendant re-evaluation of fundamental assumptions in the field stands to guide Creative Writing Studies into a new era. Covering current developments in composition and the digital humanities, this book re-examines established assumptions about process, genre, authority/authorship and pedagogical practice in the creative writing classroom.

The Crafty Poet II A Portable Workshop

He teaches creative writing at California State University. Tony Hoagland is the author of five volumes of poetry, most recently Application for Release ...

Author: Diane Lockward

Publisher: Terrapin Books

ISBN: 9780997666670

Category: Poetry

Page: 327

View: 916


The Crafty Poet II is organized into ten sections, beginning with "Revising Your Process." That section is followed by one on "Entryways into Poems" which considers how a poet might get going with a poem and how a poet might pull in a reader with humor and enticing titles. There is in-depth discussion of the importance of choosing the right words; using syntax, line breaks, and spacing to advantage; and enhancing the music of poems. There is a meaty section on how to add complication to your poems, another on how to divert or transform your poems from their original intention, and another on special forms of poems. In "Expanding the Material" three poets consider how to write poetic sequences using paintings, photographs, and history. The final section, "Revision," moves beyond the usual advice to "get rid of adjectives" as one poet offers ways to revise via sound, another offers a series of expansion strategies, and, finally, poet Dick Allen issues a warning against excessive revision. All ten sections include three craft tips, each provided by an experienced, accomplished poet. Each of these thirty craft tips is followed by a Model poem and a Prompt based on the poem. Each model poem is used as a mentor, expressing the underlying philosophy of the book that the best teacher of poetry is a good poem. Each prompt is followed by two Sample poems which suggest the possibilities for the prompts and should provide for good discussion about what works and what doesn't. Each section includes a Poet on the Poem Q&A about the craft elements in one of the featured poet's poems. Each section concludes with a Bonus Prompt, each of which provides a stimulus on those days when you just can't get your engine started.

Developing Story Ideas

New York Writers Workshop. The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. 2006. North, Audra. The Romance Writer's Self-Publishing How-to Handbook.

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317351474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

View: 242


The vast majority of screenplay and writing books that focus on story development have little to say about the initial concept that inspired the piece. Developing Story Ideas: The Power and Purpose of Storytelling, Third Edition provides writers with ideational tools and resources to generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. Celebrated filmmaker and author Michael Rabiger demonstrates how to observe situations and themes in the writer’s own life experience, and use these as the basis for original storytelling. This new edition has been updated with chapters on adaptation, improvisation, and cast collaboration’s roles in story construction, as well as a companion website featuring further projects, class assignments, instructor resources, and more. Gain the practical tools and resources you need to spark your creativity and generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms, including screenplays, documentaries, novels, short stories, and plays Through hands-on, step-by-step exercises and group and individual assignments, learn to use situations and themes from your own life experience, dreams, myth, and the news as the basis for character-driven storytelling; harness methods of screenplay format, dialogue, plot structure, and character development that will allow your stories to reach their fullest potential

Teaching and Researching Writing

Because many of these courses are run in the U.S., texts available in the area of creative writing tend to be American and address the needs of students on ...

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 232


This third edition of Teaching and Researching Writing continues to build upon the previous editions’ work of providing educators and practitioners in applied linguistics with a clearly written and complete guide to writing research and teaching. The text explores both theoretical and conceptual questions, grapples with key issues in the field today, and demonstrates the dynamic relationship between research and teaching methods and practice. This revised third edition has been reorganized to incorporate new topics, including discussions of technology, identity, and error correction, as well as new chapters to address the innovative directions the field has taken since the previous edition’s publication. Boxes throughout, including "Concepts" and "Quotes", help to both reinforce readers’ understanding of the topics covered by highlighting key ideas and figures in the field, while the updated glossary and resource sections allow readers to further investigate areas of interest. This updated edition of Teaching and Researching Writing is the ideal resource for language teachers, practitioners, and researchers to better understand and apply writing research theories, methods, and practices.

Views from the Loft

A Portable Writer's Workshop Daniel Slager ... in my teens has been so banalized as an (unmetered) exercise in creativewriting workshops—whose products come ...

Author: Daniel Slager

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571318135

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Teachers, exercises, mentors, critiques, humor, and inspiration: these form the fuel all writers need when they get down to work every day. For decades the Loft Literary Center has provided this fuel to an enormous community of writers. Views from the Loft brings together the collected wisdom of that community — its authors, students, and editors — giving anyone the tools and inspiration necessary to thrive in the writing life. A who’s who of writers on writing ranging from the National Book Award–winning poet Mark Doty to Newbery medal–winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo, and touching on issues as delicate as the representation of family in memoir and as hilarious as a “sad-epiphany poem” mad lib for frustrated poets, this book is an essential collection of crucial tips and challenging questions for everyone who puts pen to page. The essays and interviews in this book include superstar writers like Rick Bass, Michael Cunningham, Grace Paley, Susan Power, Susan Straight, Marilyn Hacker, and many, many more.

Thinking Creative Writing

She is the editor of Does the Writing Workshop Still Work? (2010), author of The Emergence of Creative Writing Studies as an Academic Discipline (2011), ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429514845

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 100

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Thinking Creative Writing explores the many ways in which creative writing can be critically considered, and understood, as well as the teaching and learning of creative writing. Featuring thematic ideas and practice-orientated thoughts, such as those related to the value of distraction when undertaking creative work, the book also presents contemporary work in the field of what is termed ‘Creative Writing Studies’, and offers an analysis of doctoral research on Creative Writing. Additionally, the book includes reports on cultural and heritage studies of creative writing as a practice, in relation to the literature it brings about and the audiences it engages. Thinking Creative Writing presents a snapshot of contemporary work in and around departments of creative writing in our universities and colleges. It will be of interest to those researching in the field, as well as those with a broader interest in writing creatively. The chapters in this book were originally published as articles in the New Writing journal.

Why Won t the Landlord Take Visa

The Princeton Review's Crash Course to Life After Graduation Tara Bray ... As for writing , take a look at The Portable Creative Writing Workshop , by Pat ...

Author: Tara Bray

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 0375761918

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 504


Offers strategies for job hunting, networking, developing a credit rating, using career counselors and employment agencies, and balancing a budget.

The Ambitious Writer s Guide to Overcoming Creative Blocks and Building a Writing Routine that Works

... Gilbert On Writing by Stephen King Books to Enhance your Writing Practice The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, New York Writer's Workshop Writing the ...

Author: Katie Klein

Publisher: Katie Klein Books


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


View: 191


Be Inspired. Be Bold. Break Through. What do Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald have in common? Writer’s Block. Yes, in addition to being bestselling and/or celebrated authors, each of these writers admitted to suffering from writer’s block at some point in their literary careers. In fact, writers of every caliber have faced a creative block at intervals throughout their journeys, but when it happens to us—when a project stalls, when the right words refuse to manifest, when the page remains empty—the doubt creeps in. What is happening? becomes What am I even doing? becomes Why am I even bothering? There is, however, a way out. The Ambitious Writer’s Guide to Overcoming Creative Blocks and Building a Writing Routine that Works not only breaks down the components of a creative block—what it is and isn’t, how it affects us, and how we can move past it—but also offers insights into the creative process, inspiration for writers at any stage, and tips for kick-starting a stalled writing practice. So if you’ve hit that proverbial wall in your current project, if the new project doesn’t want to transfer from your head to the page, or even if you want to safeguard yourself so the creative blocks are fewer and farther between, then this book was written with you in mind. Keywords: writing, writer’s block, creativity, personal success, writing reference, authorship, writing skills, creativity self-help, 2-hour reads

Does the Writing Workshop Still Work

If this is a fair profile of our students, then how are creative writing educators to connect with students who are preoccupied with a virtual rather than a ...

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847693962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 172


This book explores the effectiveness of the workshop in the Creative Writing classroom, and looks beyond the question of whether or not the workshop works to address the issue of what an altered pedagogical model might look like. In visualising what else is possible in the workshop space, the sixteen chapters collected in ‘Does the Writing Workshop Still Work?’ cover a range of theoretical and pedagogical topics and explore the inner workings and conflicts of the workshop model. The needs of a growing and diverse student population are central to the chapter authors’ consideration of non-normative pedagogies. The book is a must-read for all teachers of Creative Writing, as well as for researchers in Creative Writing Studies.

The Crafty Poet A Portable Workshop

She teaches composition and creative writing at Bellevue College. Marilyn L. Taylor, former Poet Laureate of the state of Wisconsin, is the author of six ...

Author: Diane Lockward


ISBN: 9781456624248

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

View: 412


The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop is a poetry tutorial designed to inform and inspire poets. It includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews with poets. Organized into ten sections, the book covers such concepts as Diction, Sound, Voice, and Imagery. It is geared towards the experienced poet as well as those just getting started and is ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop. Contributors include fifty-six of our nation's finest poets, thirteen of them current or former state poets laureate. Contributors: Kim Addonizio, JoAnn Balingit, Ellen Bass, Jan Beatty, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Robert Bense, Pam Bernard, Michelle Bitting, Deborah Bogen, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Edward Byrne, Kelly Cherry, Philip F. Deaver, Bruce Dethlefsen, Caitlin Doyle, Patricia Fargnoli, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Amy Gerstler, Karin Gottshall, Jennifer Gresham, Bruce Guernsey, Marilyn Hacker, Jeffrey Harrison, Lola Haskins, Jane Hirshfield, Gray Jacobik, Rod Jellema, Richard Jones, Julie Kane, Adele Kenny, Dorianne Laux, Sydney Lea, Hailey Leithauser, Jeffrey Levine, Diane Lockward, Denise Low, Jennifer Maier, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Jeffrey McDaniel, Wesley McNair, Susan Laughter Meyers, Bronwen Butter Newcott, Alicia Ostriker, Linda Pastan, Stanley Plumly, Vern Rutsala, Martha Silano, Marilyn L. Taylor, Matthew Thorburn, Lee Upton, Nance Van Winckel, Ingrid Wendt, Nancy White, Cecilia Woloch, Baron Wormser, Suzanne Zweizig An additional forty-five accomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in this book.

Contemporary Indian English Poetry

... Prison (2009) and The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (4th edition, 2013). He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of artists and writers.

Author: Abhay K

Publisher: The Enchanting Verses Literary Review

ISBN: 9789381696729

Category: Poetry

Page: 169

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Edited by Abhay K this book contains poems by Anju Makhija, Rizio Yohannan Raj,Manohar Shetty, Arundhathi Subramaniam, A.J. Thomas, Sampurna Chattarji, K.Srilata, Mani Rao, Sudeep Sen Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih and others.